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Critical Thinking for Chapter 2

1. Do some Internet research to find as many facts as you can about the atomic particles: protons, electrons and neutrons. Include information about how each particle affects an atom’s behavior and stability. Where is each particle found in an atom? What is the charge of each particle? Discuss with your team and mentor.

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2. Many early scientists believed that the atom was structured much like our solar system. Name at least four ways in which this theory turned out to be true.

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Source: AIMS Multimedia  Atomic Structures: Mapping an Invisible World, http://school.discoveryeducation.com/teachersguides/pdf/physicalscience/aims/atomic_structure.pdf